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Release date: 2004
Style: Dark Ambient , Neoclassical


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01. Chaomphalos
02. Ardour
03. Sunwar The Dead
04. Ares In Their Eyes
05. The Hemlock Sea
06. Le Terre N'aime Pas Le Sang
07. A Song Of Ashes
08. Laceration
09. Poliorketika
10. Blood And Grey Skies Entwined
11. Threnos

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Additional info
Ensemble work recorded at Studio des Moines.
Solo work recorded at The Fall.
Engineered and produced by Hasnawi/Roland/Tschirner at The Fall.
Texts by Hasnawi, with excerpts from Hesiodus' Theogonia, Archilochus (apud Stobaeum), Aeschylus' Septem contra Thebas and Persae, Euripides' Hecuba, Xenophon's Anabasis, Arthur Rimbaud's Vers nouveaux et chansons, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Landscapes.

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Elend is an Austrian/French combo of… Well hum… That's hard to classify this very original combo, and I could say that it's Gothic/Symphonic. Here don't expect electric guitars and this kind of instruments. In fact, we are rather in the category of bands like Chaostar. Something beautiful, but a kind of intellectual music very, very hard of access for the majority of mortals that we are.

published 07.10.2004 | Comments (2)


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Mr. Doctor - 09.12.2012 at 02:58  
  Just finished this album for the first time with all lights out.
Don't let the bright-looking artwork fool you... This music is darker than night and just as elegant. This is music where words like "epic" and "atmospheric" really have a meaning. The choirs and cellos are almost violent in their unexpected behaviour.

Then again... This applies to all Elend albums.

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